This website is currently being renovated. Keep coming back to see the changes. Also, take a look at Jacqui Rowe's blog, https://brummagemscrewdriver.wordpress.com and find her on Twitter on @jacquirowe
Jacqui Rowe's poems have appeared in Mslexia, The Interpreter's House, Smith's Knoll, Poetry Review, Reactions 2 and 3 and many other publications. In 2012 she won the Black Country Living Museum's poetry competition with her poem 'Airfix'. Her published collections include Blue, Apollinaire, translations and recreations from the French and Paint, poems inspired by Wightwick Manor. She also writes fiction for young people and adults and has trained as a screenwriter. She is a reviewer and also writes articles.
Jacqui is one of a very small number of poets to have been trained by John Killick, an internationally renowned authority on using poetry and other arts with people with dementia. She works regularly as a poet in care homes and other care settings. Poems she has produced with people with dementia appear in two books, 'n the Pink and Singing under our Breath; she also illustrated the second one.
Jacqui is very active in performing and promoting live literature at spoken word events. As an independent producer, she hosts and programmes Poetry Bites, a regular event featuring readings by leading poets and floor spots. Having led workshops successfully at, for example, Ledbury Poetry Festival, she set up Making Poetry, a Birmingham-based organisation offering a programme of poetry workshops. She is a tutor for the Poetry School and poetry editor for The Writers' Workshop.She is co-director of Flarestack Poets, an independent poetry pamphlet press which publishes leading poets such as Mario Petrucci and Selima Hill. Much in demand as a mentor, she has mentored amongst many others, a Birmingham Poet Laureate and a Foyle Young Poet of the Year and has run regular poetry surgeries for Birmingham Libraries and Northfield Arts Forum. An Associate Advisor for Birmingham authority, she also works extensively as a freelance writer and consultant in schools.
Jacqui is also a visual artist and maker. Having achieved A level Art, she has continued to practice and take courses in various media, particularly metalwork, jewellery, knitting and crochet and drawing. This led to her joining the Making Art History group, twelve contemporary artists who were commissioned to respond to Wightwick Manor, culminating in an exhibition for which Jacqui produced a series of fifteen poems and acid-etched copper plates. She has also been Artist in Residence at the Warwickshire Museum, Warwick and has had exhibitions there and elsewhere.